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DIY: Anthropologie Necklace & Journal Frog Closure Tutorials


                           Black and White Chinese Frog Closure

I love the vintage classic look of a Chinese Frog closure. So when I found a shop on Etsy called b b Chris that sells Frog closures, it was love at first sight! 


I love the color of this Blue Chinese Frog Closure. It would be great for the necklace in the tutorial below.

Today I want to share with you several fun tutorials using Chinese Frog Closures. 

 Anthropologie Inspired Necklace


This necklace is so simple and easy. Lay out all your pieces. Depending on the length you want, it will take 10-14 closures. Take a needle and thread and sew the following areas from the back side of the closures.


I made some adjustments as I went. I wanted the necklace to be a little bit fuller in the front so I added one more frog closure to the bottom row.

To open the necklace just open the frog closure in the back. Now you have a great necklace that is very simple to create, yet makes a bold statement.


Chinese Frog closures are available in many colors and patterns. Here are a few styles available from b b Chris which would be fun for the Journal tutorial below.


                                    Lilac Chinese Frog Closures


                             Green Bead Chinese Frog Button


                                    Black Chinese Frog Closure

 Journal Tutorial

I love keeping planners and journals. And recently I bought a journal that opens from the middle but it was too plain for my liking so I decided to dress it up a bit with a frog closure. Now the journal looks a lot more expensive than what I paid for and I love it.

This is an affordable idea for your bridesmaid gifts or even Christmas  gifts.image


  • ½ yard of Stretchable trim 
  • 1 Frog closure
  • Scissors
  • Invisible Thread and Needle
  • Hot glue gun



Step 1: Measure the stretchable trim around the planner or book and cut

Step 2: Sew one frog closure onto one end of the stretchable trim

Step 3: Then sew the other closure on the other side of the trim

Step 4 (Optional): Take your hot glue gun and glue the back of the stretchable trim to the back side of your planner or journal. This way if you want to unhook your closure you won’t lose or forget it.

Step 5: And you’re finished, start writing!

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DIY : Anthropologie Rhododendron Chandelier

It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation.

Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. By layering them over plain liners, she was able to create a beautiful effect on these orb lights; the organic, anemone-like shapes look lovely up close, far away, unlit during the day and glowing from within at night. This project is a great example of the magic that can happen when you experiment with new materials and configurations. Thanks so much for sharing, Heather! 

  • 100–125  white standard-sized paper cupcake liners
  • 100–125  vertically striped petit fours papers
  • (1) 18–20″ white paper lantern
  • hot glue gun
  • 1 Hemma Cord from IKEA (for lighting) ($3.99)


1. Assemble the lantern and place it top up in a wide, shallow bowl to act as a base.

2. Put a small dot of hot glue on the backside of a white cupcake liner. Starting about 1/2″ in from the wire ring at the top of the lantern, place the cupcake liner on the lantern and press until it is attached.

3. Continue around the ring, spacing the papers so that the circular bases are approximately 1″ apart, allowing the outer edges to merge and shape.

4. Apply the cupcake papers around the lantern in rings until you are 3/4 of the way down, and then flip the lantern over and gently place it back in the bowl, top side down.

5. Complete the underside, and fill in the bottom so that the papers cover the base opening.

6. Begin applying the petit fours papers, centering them inside each white paper. Three-quarters of the way up the lantern, flip it top side up. Complete the top side.

7. Go back through, gently manipulating the outer papers to the desired shape. I kept mine fairly organic.

8. Drop a light in, and voila!

Photo Credits: Design Sponge


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DIY Anthropologie Zinc Letters

We all know the zinc letters at Anthropologie, right?

Well they’re totally cute but at $18 a piece, that just won’t do.

My cousin Michelle decided we could make them ourselves by using paper mache letters she got at Joann Fabrics.

We sprayed it pretty heavy to get that blotchy uneven look.

And here they are hung up in Michelle’s kitchen! We used doubled sided tape to attach them to the wall.

Ok next up! We then went for another look by mixing  two colors together.

We used these two colors, first we sprayed the top coat in the lighter gold and then lightly sprayed some of the darker gold over it.

Here they are on displayed at Michelle’s  house.


I love how using two colors made them look a bit more aged and not so perfect.

This project was so easy and fun. The possibilities are endless…weddings, kids rooms etc.

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DIY Anthropologie-inspired necklace

Materials Needed

  • Jewelry Wire
  • Pearls (Can be real or glass)
  • Jewelry Clasps
  • Glue Gun
  • Lighter
  • Organza
  • Felt
  • Scissors

A few things to note:

  • I strung the pearls on one 64″ strand of jewelry wire, folded in half. You can use two completely separate strands of pearls if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of figuring out the jewelry clasp and all that.
  • If you aren’t familiar with using a lighter to seal the edges of fabric, be extremely careful. You don’t actually have to touch the flame to the fabric to singe it and make it curl up, and you can easily catch the entire thing on fire.
  • Also, for the love of all that is holy, pin back your bangs. Hairspray + Flame = Bad Times.

Thank you Morgan for sharing this great tutorial with us.

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